Captain Edson Gerry, Company I, 12th Penna. Vol. Cavalry, 1863
Hark! the muffled drums are rolling,|
Sounding forth the funeral knell,
Of our heroes who have fallen,
In the cause they loved so well.
Yonder see our Flag is waving,
Mildly bidding them good bye;
Angles hovering, round them flitting,
Upward with their spirits fly.
2. Gallant heroes now lie sleeping,
3. Happy spirits now are winging,|
High above the clouds they soar;
Ever gazing, downward looking,
On this cruel civil war.
Far above the din of battle,
Carbines, swords, no more shall wield;
hey have fought their last hard battle,
On Winchester's bloody field.
4. Gloomy thoughts are ever rising;
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